Facebook Responds to Employers Who Ask for Login Info

We don’t think employers should be asking prospective employees to provide their passwords because we don’t think it’s right the thing to do. While we do not have any immediate plans to take legal action against any specific employers, we look forward to

Last week, the internet was up in arms about how some employers are asking for prospecting employees to give up their Facebook login information.

*pause*

Yes, they went there. The gall, right?

I was extremely excited that majority of people were against this. It’s completely uncalled for but…yes, there is a but. I do think it was coming from a good place. Poorly executed but, explainable. The employers are thinking…”You don’t have anything to hide, right?” and if you don’t it shouldn’t be a problem for you to give up your login information.

So. Wrong.

It’s a known fact that employers already look into your social media presence when you apply for a job. That’s fine. I’m okay with that. This is why we clean up and/or hike up the privacy level on your profile page. What’s not okay is asking for my login to to dive even deeper. Privacy is important.

I guess employers got hip to the all of us and just jumped the gun on this one.

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84 % of the Fortune 100 companies are using atleast one of these social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Blogs.

“As companies become more comfortable and social networks innovate ways to bring users and marketers together, marketers will continue to go beyond simply being present on the social sites and will play an active role in the social media experience.” – eMarketers

 

Celebrities Make the Most of Social Media

More and more celebrities are realizing that their following on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter can actually benefit them with more than a ‘liking’ of a picture and a RT of a quote.

Celebrities are typically more visible in digital media through Facebook and Twitter. Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have more than 20 million followers and 18 million followers on Twitter, respectively, and more than twice those numbers on Facebook.

But it hasn’t been easy for advertisers to leverage the presence of stars on Facebook and Twitter, no matter how vast the following. So celebrities are increasingly looking to convert those followings into audiences for media properties that they actually own.

Celeb-owned properties don’t have the built-in mass of a Facebook or Twitter, but they can collect sharply defined niche audiences.

Very interesting take on marketing using social media.

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“I Don’t Have to Like You.” – 5 Reasons Why User Un-Like Brands On Facebook

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Luke Brynley-Jones, founder of Our Social Times, dissects the infographic below and helps brands keep from losing users. Top 5 Reasons Fans Un-Like a Page (and what to do about it) 1. Too frequent posts. No one wants to receive an onslaught on updates … Continue reading

Statistics of Top 5 Social Media Sites

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I don’t know about you but, I’m definitely surprised. Not by the forerunners like Twitter and Facebook. More surprised about Google+ and its stamina to keep up with the big social media dogs by ranking #1 according to Alexa. I’m … Continue reading

Facebook Timeline for Brands – 5 Ways to Prepare

Facebook has officially announced Timeline for brand pages.

The pages will be pushed live to everyone on March 30, but for now, you have some time to preview the new look and review your page before the changes take effect.

Here are some ways that businesses can prepare for Timeline without throwing away everything we’ve come to learn and love about brand pages thus far.

1. Re-Visit, Re-Vamp or Create Your Social Media Plan

If you have a social media plan that’s working for you, stick to it. If your plan could use some adjustments, now would be a good time to see what has been working and what hasn’t and how Timeline can assist with some improvements.

2. Start Preparing Your Timeline Image

One of the most exciting features of timeline is the large image featured at the top of the page. Facebook has given a lot of real estate to that image, and businesses should use it as an opportunity to feature something powerful and captivating.

3. Go Through Your Company’s History

With Timeline, businesses owners will be able to reference company events that preceded Facebook itself. Go through your company’s history and mark milestones, such as the date you were founded, your first customers, when you moved to a new location, when you added new services, or increased staff.

4. Do Some Spring Cleaning

Now is a good time to moderate your Facebook page and evaluate the people you have involved. Look at your admins — are they all necessary? Update your information, add videos and photos and make sure your location data is up to date. One of the features of timeline is a map, so you’ll want to make sure that people can find you.

5. Relax, Everything Will Be Okay

Facebook doesn’t typically force its users to make a huge change overnight. Like we saw with the switch from personal profiles to Timelines, we have a grace period that, in this case, lasts until March 30. Businesses will have time to think about the changes, adjust their pages and prepare before making the switch.

Source – Mashable

Hope this was helpful! It was for me.

 

What is Facebook Doing With Their User Data??

Just when you think posting to Facebook was harmless…

It’s no secret that Facebook shares the information to post onto their website. We all know the hoops we go through just to set the privacy rating on our pages. But, somehow information is still obtained. Are we okay with that? I guess we are. I don’t see people boycotting Facebook and deleting their profile. In fact, Facebook users is at a steady incline. So, the real question here is, what is Facebook doing with their user data??

SAN FRANCISCO — It is Facebook’s biggest conundrum. As the world’s largest social network, it faces intense scrutiny from consumers, courts and regulators worldwide over how it handles the data it collects from its 845 million users. But as a company preparing to go public, it is under pressure to find new ways to turn that data into profit.

The scrutiny is at its most intense in Europe. Regulators in Ireland, where Facebook has its European headquarters, have already demanded that it give users greater control over their information. A proposed Europe-wide law goes much further by requiring Facebook, along with every other online business, to expunge every bit of personal data at a consumer’s request.

In the United States, Facebook faces government audits for the next 20 years about how it collects and shares data, along with an assortment of lawsuits that accuse the company of tracking users across the Web. Even the White House stepped into the fray last week, demanding that Web companies give users more say in how their personal data is used.

Source – nytimes.com

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Oscars + Meryl Streep = Social Media Meltdown

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If you didn’t know, the 84th Annual Academy Awards were last night and the actors weren’t the only ones winning. Social media took a front seat to all the fashion, blunders, and winners of the night. The number of comments about Hollywood’s biggest … Continue reading

Using Facebook to Book Your Stay at Best Western

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It’s official Facebook is taking over the world  Ok, maybe not the world, but definitely the hospitality industry. Best Western International Hotels is the latest hotel chain to let travelers book their stay on Facebook. It’s a plus that travelers … Continue reading